Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SOS for an Unknown Patient in DSCI

Dear friends,

Please support to identify this person who is under treatment in Delhi State Cancer Institute as an unknown patient on referral from Aruna Asaf Ali Government Hospital.    His name, heard from his inaudible voice, seems to be Niranjan Kumar, but no other information/whereabouts is available.   His disease is suspected to be Neck Cancer and doctors of the hospital are conducting necessary diagnostic tests to decide the treatment protocol while trying to stabilize his condition as well. 

We, the volunteers of DNipCare Ajith Kumar, Suresh Thaliyaril and kv hamza) visited the patient in the Delhi State Cancer Institute today i.e., 30th April 2014.  The doctors of the hospital are very much keen to cure him but we have to explore the ways to rehabilitate him simultaneously, with the concerted support of all our friends and well-wishers.   If you are able to identify him, please contact us or the Delhi State Cancer Institute, Dilshad Garden, Delhi. 

So once again we request your cooperation and support by reaching this news to as many people possible through this social media to identify him and integrate to his family, if any, hale and hearty at the earliest. 

With warm regards,

kv hamza
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare


DNipCare ABC Grant 2014 to support Educational needs of Chronic Patients

DNipCare ABC (Annual Books Copy) Grant 2014

School time is supposed to be the most happy and enjoyable period in the entire life.  At the beginning of every academic year the children experience lot of freshness in everything, be it the enchanting smell of new text & note books, colourful uniforms, entry into higher class having a new class teacher and other subject teachers etc. 

But the picture is not so rosy for all especially when either of the parents is suffering from long term, bedridden, terminal illness including Cancer and the children going to school feel reluctance for not having new books or changed uniforms or even for unpaid fees as the parents are unable to bear the expenditure on this account amidst their mounting medical bills.  Occasions of these children quitting studies for not being able to meet the requirements are also can be seen.   While all the attention of family members, relatives and friends are focused on the curative options for bedridden patients, the underlying lament of the children to reach back to their, studies, school and friends are grossly neglected. 

The remorse of ailing patients that their disease becoming the reason for discontinuation of school/college education of their children adds up the severity of illness and thereby they deprived of the required quality in their otherwise long-term suffering life.

Though right to education and envisaged Nation building etc. are heard everywhere the schools are yet to get sensitized enough to the plight of children hailing from such families where destiny played havoc with chronic diseases and other related socio-economic issues. 

As it has been implemented during the previous years, DNipCare (Delhites’ National Initiative in Palliative Care) has tried to understand the depth of this social issue and redress it in the possible manner by delivering educational support named as DNipCare ABC Grant 2014 (Annual Books Copy Grant) silently at the homes of these children whose either of the parents are registered with the organization for Palliative Home Care due to their suffering from long term, bedridden, terminal diseases including Cancer and unable to meet both ends together.  A total of 55 students of various classes from Nursery to University have been benefitted in this one month long silent mission ended on 30th April 2014.

Instituted in 2010, this is the fifth consecutive year of providing ABC Grant to deserving students belonging to the families wherein simultaneous Palliative home care is also ensured for ailing patients.

kv hamza,
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Varied Birthday Celebration of Neerja Bakshi on 19.04.2014

The ecstasy of celebrating own Birthday varies from person to person.  Enjoying the day with friends and family members in exquisite locations, eating sumptuously in others company, laughing, taking gifts, giving thanks back and  finally remembering those merry making moments till next birthday especially by browsing through the pictures in social media are part of our so called Birthday celebrations.  However, some think differently, rather entirely differently.  We, the volunteers of DNipCare witnessed such a varied Birthday celebration of one among us, who was none other than our dear Neerja Bakshi.  Though visiting temple was there in her mind in the Birthday celebration itinerary, her first priority was to visit all those suffering Cancer Patients living in the halls and rooms of Sir Sobha Singh Dharamshala of Delhi State Cancer Institute, Dilshad Garden, Delhi.  The bagful of sweet chocolates  brought her along with not only elated the moods of otherwise gloomy patients, but also became the icing on the cake for the patients visits when a birthday was also being celebrated silently without the fanfare of cake, candles and gifts, but with the sole commitment of empathy and fellow feeling.  Neerja could set a trend by spending her time on the precious day which comes once in a year only in her life by committing it to the ailing patients, that too the Cancer patients who desperately long for little relief from pain, psychosocial issues and some even from abject poverty when the disease looks like adding insult to injury.  After spending time from 11.30 to 5.30 the spontaneous reply to our question on her intention to visit the temple was that the hospital itself is more than a Mandir where God gives cure and relief to the suffering patients.  Dr. RK Grover Sir, CEO & Director of the Institute also appreciated the gesture of this volunteer and gave his blessings along with chocolates to her and our other volunteers. 

Mr. Sunil & his Neelagiri Restaurant of GTB Enclave in Dilshad Garden also deserve a mention as they do have an active role in our Palliative Care volunteerism as their soft white rice appams with tasty vegetable kurmas takes care of our lunch requirements as a staple food and home away from home.  Once again we wish a Very Happy Birthday to Neerja Bakshi. 

kv hamza,
General Secretary, DNipCare

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Our Condolences....

Our heartfelt Condolences

We, the Volunteers of DNipCare, express our heartfelt Condolences on the sad demise of Master Jithin Thomas (16), one of our Palliative family members under DNipCare died at Changanacherry today morning, 13th April 2014. 

kv hamza,
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

DNipCare representation

DNipCare was represented by Gen. Secretary in 

National Workshop on Alcohol Control : A Public Health Perspective - 
Moving Forward Towards A National Alcohol Control Policy 
on 09.04.2014 in PHFI

organized by CREATE 
(Clinical Research Advancement Towards Excellence) Centre for Pharmacovigilance, 
Department of Pharmacology, AIIMS, New Delhi 
on 18th March 2014, 
at the Ramalingaswamy Board room, AIIMS, New Delhi

Monday, April 7, 2014

Our Condolences.

We, the volunteers of DNipCare, express our heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of two members of our Palliative family.  Ms. Karuna Sharma,49 at 9.00 PM on 3rd April 2014 in Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi and  Mr. Ramachandran Nair, 78 at 12.30 AM on 6th April 2014 at his residence in Munirka, New Delhi.  Our prayers for the departed souls.

kv hamza,
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare